Thursday, December 4, 2008

Cosy fire on cold winter morning

As I sit by the fire on a cold winter morning, drinking my coffee and looking forward to my day as I get ready for Christmas and reflect on what blessings I have. I adore making gifts for the family I love and decorating my home for a season of entertaining much loved friends. Suddenly, something doesn't smell right! The husband asks, "Did we open the flue?" As the smoke detectors sound and off the little yorkie runs yelping, we look at each other as I say," I moved something in there." I debate whether to open the windows to let out the smoke and risk having our neighbors call the fire department! In a few moments, the smoke is clearing and the detectors are sputtering and the yorkie comes out of hiding. We sigh with relief, as we sit back and finish drinking our now cold coffee.

The mantel holds greenery wrapped in wood cranberries. The surface is narrow and painted with high gloss.

These are the stockings, hung on the fireplace. They are miniature and don't hold very many goodies, but are so cute!

The coffee is now warm and the yorkie is snuggled up next to me. I am reflecting on Christmas as the most wonderful season to remember the gift from God of his son, Jesus.

"Look! The virgin will conceive a child!
She will give birth to a son, and they will call him Immanuel,
which means 'God is with us'."
Matthew 1:23


1 comment:

Hap said...

This blog sounds so warm and cosy. Love your decorating! It's so homey....Keep up the good work. I look forward to seeing the changes each month. Joan